In Melbourne where I live, ‘Edamame’ has become a quite common food. I don’t need to go to Asian grocery stores to buy them because most supermarkets sell frozen ‘Edamame’. As you probably know that ‘Edamame’ literally means ‘beans on stems’, and it is the name of a preparation of immature soybeans in the pod. But, these days we usually call immature soybeans ‘Edamame’.

I love frozen ‘Edamame’ that are already removed from pods. It’s so handy to keep a bag of them in freezer, so that I can add the crunchy, delicious and nutritious beans to salads, soups and anything. This beautiful green dip also can be made so quickly and easily using those frozen ‘Edamame’.


1 cup ‘Edamame’ removed from pods *thawed
1 clove Garlic
1/8 to 1/6 Onion
50g Cream Cheese
2 tablespoons Japanese Mayonnaise
1 to 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice OR Lime Juice
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Freshly Ground Pepper

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until combined.
  2. Taste it. You may wish to add more Lemon Juice, Onion or Salt. Add required ingredients and process again.
  3. Enjoy with vegetable sticks, crackers or flat bread.